The Hermitage Bar

The Hermitage Bar

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 0:00
Mon
12:00 - 0:00
Tue
12:00 - 0:00
Wed
12:00 - 0:00
Thu
12:00 - 0:00
Fri
12:00 - 1:00
Sat
12:00 - 1:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2022

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£5 – £25
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles522 reviews
Excellent
397
Very good
81
Average
22
Poor
15
Terrible
7
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Maurice Robinson
Manchester13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Top notch pub went yesterday with the mrs lovely place for drinks recommend to anyone looking for a place in Edinburgh will be back soon
Written 14 April 2024
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The Hermitage Bar
Thank you for the kind review!
Written 15 April 2024
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waddy1
18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
My husband and I received a voucher for Christmas which in fairness should not have been used on a Saturday and did not realise until we arrived. That’s the positive as we were able to use it. The table was sticky and service seemed to be disjointed. We both had scallops as starters. The tiniest scallops I’ve ever had. My husband had a poor burger, which looked as though it was frozen and I asked for rump steak cooked medium with bernaise sauce. The steak was well done, to point it was inedible and was left. The sauce was freezing and the mushrooms were like cardboard. Disgusting! I did point all this out to our server who insulted us by knocking off the £2 supplement charge arguing the steak was medium as there was a wee bit of pink. I can assure you it was not, it was dry and disgusting. To add to insult, we were charged for a drink that was included with the voucher. It has been refunded but have to wait 3-5 days to arrive in our bank account. This used to be a great pub but clearly has gone downhill. There was no atmosphere or ambience and that’s probably why it was empty.
Written 24 March 2024
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Andrew G
Penicuik771 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Had lunch with a friend on 22 February 2024. Very nice food, very good service, and nice selection of cask ales. Very enjoyable and would definitely go back.
Written 23 February 2024
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The Hermitage Bar
Thank you so much for the great review! We definitely love our cask ales here. We hope to see you again soon. The Hermitage Team
Written 28 February 2024
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Helen@edin
Edinburgh5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Four of us here tonight in Feb 24 had steak pie on my recommendation after having had it in December. Really disappointed. The gravy was like water and while there was a lot of steak it was fairly tasteless. Last time it was delicious with a deep meaty flavour. I’m sure it previously came with chips but this time it came with almost cold mash. Felt embarrassed as all 4 of us ordered this. Such a shame.
Written 23 February 2024
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The Hermitage Bar
I'm so sorry to hear you were disappointed in the food this visit. It's definitely not the experience we strive to give. We did change the side with the pie to mash instead of chips recently, however we are always happy to swap that out for chips if you prefer. I have passed your feedback on to the kitchen team and I hope you will give us another opportunity to do better. Thank you for your feedback and once again I hope we can do better on your next visit. -The Hermitage Team
Written 28 February 2024
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Paul A
Edinburgh49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
We are local, so have been going to this pub (on-and-off) for a long time. The front of house staff were brilliant; attentive and really friendly - absolute asset to the business. The two issues we had were with the food and how cold the premises were. Both aspects spoilt the occasion. The pub was freezing; we've been before and had the same issue. This really needs to be sorted; no-one wants to eat in a cold establishment. I ordered the roast. The meat was ok, but looking at the shape, I suspected it was carved from a frozen joint (rectangular in appearance). And the Yorkshires were as flat as a pancake. Really disappointing. A real shame as I love this pub - always a good atmosphere and nicely decorated.
Written 22 January 2024
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The Hermitage Bar
Hello Paul, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you think our front-of-house staff are great- we agree! I understand about the heat- it is a constant issue for us as the windows are single-glazed and the ceilings are high, we do our best to keep it as high as possible but we understand it can still be colder than is ideal in here, especially earlier in the day. We are looking into solutions for this. I am sorry you were disappointed in the roast- I can assure you the meat is fresh and never frozen. It does come vacuum sealed which is responsible for the shape. I have passed your feedback on to the kitchen team, and we hope to give you a better experience next time. Once again thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon.
Written 28 January 2024
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Rab H
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Poor choice for vegetarians and vegans, had a lovely risotto a few months ago but the menu has changed. Service was great though.
Written 9 January 2024
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The Hermitage Bar
Hello, We are sorry you were unhappy with the menu. We will definitely take your feedback into consideration for our next menu. Glad the service was good, and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you, The Hermitage
Written 12 January 2024
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Lucy Noble
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Very poor service, food took over an hour to arrive and was certainly not 'gastro' as described. The crayfish and avocado ciabatta initially appeared to be devoid of avocado though on inspection I found a smear of what may have been guacamole. We had to inhale our food which arrived 6 mins after our film at the Dominion Cinema started meaning we missed at least 10 mins of the film. The worst thing was the lack of interest from staff who didn't seem to care and did not warn us on arrival that there was only one chef in the kitchen - learned this only after checking for the third time when our two sandwiches would be ready. Pity really. A stressful start to a rare afternoon out without the kids.
Written 2 January 2024
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The Hermitage Bar
Hello Lucy, I apologize for your experience. It is true we dropped the ball that day, and we were not properly staffed for how busy it ended up being. We were doing our best to keep customers informed about the wait and I apologize we missed you with this. I was not aware you had a deadline so my apologies for that. We were all very tired after a busy Christmas period so I am sorry that we were unable to deliver the experience we usually do. We would love to have you back and show you a better experience. Please ask for me, Gillian, and I will make sure we take care of you. Thank you, Gillian General Manager
Written 12 January 2024
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Kirsty B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Fantastic place. The service is outstanding as well as the food. Would definitely go back without any hesitation 😀👍
Written 21 November 2023
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The Hermitage Bar
Hello Kirsty, thank you very much for the kind review, we look forward to serving you again soon. -Team Hermitage
Written 23 November 2023
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Bluebellknoll000
Edinburgh440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
We popped in for a drink on a slow Saturday and ended up having a light lunch of baba ganoush, tomato soup and Cullen skink. It was all very tasty, especially the babaganoush which was a decent-sized portion with fresh pomegranate. It would have been even better had the pitta bread been slightly toasted, but no complaints. As ever, the staff were friendly and attentive.
Written 13 November 2023
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The Hermitage Bar
Thank you very much for the lovely review. I have passed your kind feedback on to the team and it is much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. -The Hermitage Team
Written 21 November 2023
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Elizabeth W
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
Fabulous bar Had a meal there last night 29/10/23 which was absolutely amazing Feather blade beef…. So tasty. Sunday roast beef dinner …delicious and the desserts well … I didn’t want my crème brûlée with melt in the mouth homemade shortbread to end. Staff so friendly and helpful. Nothing was a bother. Well done everyone we will certainly visit again and will be telling friends all about our visit Thank you 👍👏👏👏
Written 30 October 2023
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The Hermitage Bar
Hello Elizabeth, Thank you very much for this extremely kind review. We are glad you love the feather blade as much as we do! Look forward to seeing you again soon, -The Hermitage Team
Written 1 November 2023
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Bluebellknoll000
Edinburgh440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Just popped for casual drinks so I can’t comment on the food but the ambience is great - a lively local pub with staff who are super friendly, super helpful and obviously well educated on customer service. When you go to so many places where the decor is cool but the customer service poor, it makes a change to go to a bar that is cosy and looks nice AND also be made to feel like nothing is too much trouble.
Written 26 September 2023
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The Hermitage Bar
Hello, thank you very much for this lovely review! We think our staff are great and we're glad you agree! Hopefully see you again soon.
Written 29 September 2023
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Stevie G
Edinburgh1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
Waitress very friendly but on her own so service slow not her fault had Fish and Chips 13 for 1 fish 16.50 for 2 bits of fish so I thought ok 2 bits however very disappointed I got basically 1 piece of fish cut in half like 2 fish fingers and chips where cut hollow ie 1 chip cut into 2 so basically it looked like a plate of chips but it was a very very cheap trick to save money both with the fish and the chips I was astounded as this place got a good name so I would say don't go here if you want what you pay for very bad value. Stevie new resident I Morningside.
Written 24 June 2023
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The Hermitage Bar
Hello Stevie, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I do understand that the way the fish and chips is worded on the menu may be confusing, and we have addressed this. We do get a lot of good feedback on our chips and we are sorry they are not to your taste. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us via email. Best wishes, The Hermitage team
Written 30 June 2023
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JerryBolton
Edinburgh280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
Lunch after a walk. Pleased to see a decent real ale on offer, T Taylor Menu was limited (which can mean better quality), but no sandwiches on a Saturday. Good burgers but could have been bigger, and chips were very well done Small pub, but high ceilings and large windows with friendly staff
Written 28 May 2023
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The Hermitage Bar
Hello Jerry, thank you for the lovely review. We love our real ales here so glad you enjoyed as well. We do have a small kitchen and team so quality is definitely our focus. I've passed on your comments to the chef and hopefully we are even better for your next visit. Looking forward to serving you again!
Written 19 June 2023
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SHC
Edinburgh25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 family
Had a really lovely evening Great atmosphere, delicious food and attentive friendly, staff. It was our rescue dog Frank’s first visit to a pub and the staff were very welcoming to him!
Written 21 April 2023
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The Hermitage Bar
Dear SHelenHa, Many thanks for your 5 star review of The Hermitage Bar! We are delighted that Frank enjoyed his time with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards Judith de Vries General Manager
Written 24 April 2023
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Mark J
Edinburgh80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
New Year’s Eve and drinks at the Hermitage. Food was great and the staff were outstanding. Top marks for service. We had a really great time. Thank you.
Written 1 January 2023
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HermitageBar
Hi E3896IRmarkj, Many thanks for your very kind review of New Years Eve at The Hermitage Bar! I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kindest regards Judith de Vries General Manager
Written 21 January 2023
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